Moving from Charlotte, NC to San Antonio, TX
Moving from Charlotte, North Carolina to San Antonio, Texas
Moving from Charlotte to San Antonio should be an exciting, fun-filled experience for you! While Charlotte has a population of 751,087, San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas with a population of over 1.3 million. San Antonio has also been growing rapidly for many years and was the fastest growing big city in the United States from 2000 to 2010. So, it may take a little time for you to get used to the difference in population. However, it won’t be long before you feel right at home! With all the friendly people, the beautiful weather and the many things to do, you’ll love living in San Antonio!
Getting from Charlotte to San Antonio and more about San Antonio:
Driving from Charlotte to San Antonio takes about 20 hours to cover over 1,200 miles. So, if you plan to drive when moving from Charlotte to San Antonio, you’ll be on the road for quite a while. To have a little fun on the way, stop in Atlanta, GA where you can visit the world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, or the High Museum of Art. Or, check out Houston, TX where you can see the Houston Museum of Natural Science or the Houston Zoo which has over 900 species of animals! Then, you’ll be in San Antonio before you know it!
San Antonio’s Climate
Fortunately, the weather in San Antonio won’t be too much different from what you’re used to in Charlotte. Compared to Charlotte’s average yearly temperature of 61 F, San Antonio is a fair amount warmer with an average yearly temperature of 69 F. In the summers, San Antonio experiences very hot temperatures with average highs in the mid-90s. Winters in San Antonio are fairly mild with average low temperatures in the low 40s, and snow is virtually nonexistent. San Antonio also receives an average of 32.3 inches of precipitation each year and is one of the most flood-prone areas of the U.S.
Getting Around San Antonio
When moving from Charlotte to San Antonio, you might choose to take public transportation or drive, either way; you should have a fairly easy time getting around. Driving in San Antonio should be similar to driving in Charlotte. San Antonio is connected to a number of major roads that make getting to all parts of the city and nearby areas very easy. Public transportation in San Antonio is provided by VIA Metropolitan Transit (VIA); San Antonio does, however, have fewer options than Charlotte does. VIA operates over 80 bus routes that go to major areas throughout the city and is the best priced large transit authority in the country.
San Antonio’s Schools
If you’re moving from Charlotte to San Antonio with school age children, they’ll be moving from one school district that has an enrollment of over 141,000 students to 17 different school districts that have a combined enrollment of over 320,000 students. Although San Antonio is larger than Charlotte, don’t worry about your children having a hard time adjusting! Your kids will be getting a high quality education and meeting several diverse, new people, so it won’t be long before they feel like they fit right in! San Antonio is also home to several great universities including the University of Texas at San Antonio, the city’s largest higher education institution.
Recreation in San Antonio
Just like Charlotte, San Antonio offers many ways for you to have some fun no matter what your favorite things to do are! Of course, there’s the infamous SeaWorld to enjoy. And, if you’re a fan of the arts, you’ll love visiting places like the Majestic Theatre where the San Antonio Symphony performs; the Alameda Theatre which is the largest Spanish-language entertainment theater in the country; and the Lila Cockrell Theatre which showcases several of the performing arts including opera, concerts, theater and ballet.
San Antonio is also a great place for history lovers as well! The Alamo is located in Downtown San Antonio, and visitors can tour the chapel there and explore the attached museum which has several artifacts from the era. Other great museums in the city include the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Institute of Texan Cultures, Museo Alameda, the Witte Museum and the McNay Art Museum.
However, if you’re more of a sports fan, you’ll love following the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association! Additionally, San Antonio is home to a WNBA team, the San Antonio Silver Stars, as well as the American Hockey League team, the San Antonio Rampage; the Arena Football team, the San Antonio Talons; and the minor league baseball team, the San Antonio Missions. You’ll never run out of things to do when you move to San Antonio!
So, make your way over to “Alamo City”! We think you’ll love moving from Charlotte to San Antonio!
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